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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 50.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Students of the Week - February 22, 2016

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Milk truck accident under investigation

Posted on February 20, 2016 |
By John Flowers



By JOHN FLOWERS

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police continue to investigate a Friday afternoon accident in the community’s downtown rotary that led to the capsizing of a tractor trailer unit carrying 64,000 pounds of milk. Middlebury Fire Chief Dave Shaw said the truck driver claimed the trailer separated from the truck after he was forced to brake suddenly for a vehicle that had entered the rotary at the same time.

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Addison County lawmakers pan proposed pot legalization

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By John Flowers



VERGENNES — If the Vermont Legislature passes a bill this year legalizing small quantities of marijuana, it will not come with the support of a majority of Addison County lawmakers.

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RNeSU teachers OK new deal

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — We have a deal.

The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union and the Otter Valley and Rutland Northeast teachers have agreed in principle to a new one-year contract.

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Vermont Gas proposes new rate decreases

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Gas is recommending a 3.3-percent rate decrease for its approximately 50,000 customers in Franklin and Chittenden counties, a reduction that — if OK’d by the state’s Public Service Board (PSB) — will also apply to the few hundred Middlebury and Vergennes clients the company hopes to patch into its natural gas network this year via its new pipeline extension into Addison County.

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Vergennes flagged for sewer overflow

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Mike Polhamus



MONTPELIER — The cities of Rutland and Vergennes released more than 1 million gallons of untreated wastewater into Lake Champlain tributaries last week, an event that the EPA acknowledges violates federal law.

State and local officials say they’re pursuing efforts that will over time eliminate such incidents, but funding for needed improvements in those communities and others is sparse.

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Bill would trigger hospital closures

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Erin Mansfield



MONTPELIER — Two lawmakers from the Burlington area have introduced a bill that would provide consumers and regulators with more information about the market power of health systems.

Sens. Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden, and Michael Sirotkin, D-Chittenden, have introduced S.245, legislation that would require hospitals to notify state regulators and their patients every time the hospital buys a new independent practice.

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Ferrisburgh plan hearing on tap

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard will take the town’s next step in what has been a three-year effort to update the Ferrisburgh Town Plan.

At 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, the selectboard will hold its first, and possibly only, hearing on the document at town offices, which will focus on how the town should grow along Route 7.

“There was some expansion of the Route 7 corridor for mixed uses,” said planning commission chairman Bob Beach, “so there was more opportunity for business growth along Route 7 in a mixed variety.”

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